[amsat-bb] Re: fund raising for Fox

Joshua Abraham jarvideo at gmail.com
Sat Oct 20 17:47:40 PDT 2012

That's quite a suggestion. But the point of a bulletin board is the free
exchange of knowledge over the internet. If you start charging money to use
the board, that whole concept gets negated. Your idea could work, but I
have the feeling most people would just move to another location that's

73, Josh KJ4VYR

On Sat, Oct 20, 2012 at 6:46 PM, K4FEG <K4FEG at k4feg.com> wrote:

> I propose that AMSAT-NA start charging to post on the BB. My proposal goes
> something like this;
> to be able to post on the AMSAT-BB, the individual posting must link a
> PayPal account or Valid Credit Card that AMSAT-NA can charge each time that
> they post on the BB.
> The fee schedule would be as follows: Members; $1.00 per post,
> Non-members; $1.50 per post, a monthly charge for members of $60.00 per
> month for unlimited posts for that month and non-members a monthly charge
> $100.00 for the same unlimited monthly posting. Then there could be an
> annual charge to members of $500.00 for 1 year of unlimited postings or for
> non-members an annual charge of $750.00 for unlimited postings.
> Finally we could sell Lifetime Posting Privileges for a one time fee of
> $5,000.00 for members and non-members a charge of $7,500.00.
> These fee schedules are in line with many of the other organizations and
> just think of the funding that could be brought in for launching new
> satellites!!
> Heck we could have HEO's, MEO's, LEO's and NEO's. There aren't enough
> engineering schools in the world to help us build the satellites. In the
> last month alone the fees would have funded putting a linear transponder on
> the MOON!
> This is just one simple man's idea of how we could raise the money to get
> us some more Satellites in orbit!!
> Heck, we are being charged for everything else why not tap into this
> valuable resource and raise some money for a good cause!
> And you folks thought it would be tough to raise the money!
> The simple ideas are always the best!
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